Beidh tús a chur le RITH 2012 i nGaoth Dobhair amárach ag a 9 a chlog ar maidín ag Crois an Bhunbhig.Déanfaidh an tAire Stáit, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnghaile TD an ocaid a sheoladh agus ba iad CLG Naomh Muire, curaidh soisear reatha Chomortas Peil na Gaeltachta, urraithe an chead chiliméadair. Tá fáilte roimhe chuile dhuine bheith páirteach linn sa RITH agus beidh cuid luthchleasaithe óga Scoil Chonaill, an Bunbeag agus Scoil Mhín Tine Dé as Ard a Ratha ansin ag an tús chomh maith leis an dúshlán a thabhairt do Naomh Muire don chead chiliméadar!Leanfaidh an cúrsa ar aghaidh ansin fhad le Leitir Ceanainn agus críochnoidh Lá 1 suas ar an tSratha Bán oíche amárach, áit a mbeidh fáilte a chur roimhe ag Gaelphobal an tSratha Báin, príomhbhuaiteoirí dhuais Ghlór na nGael i mbliana.Is léiriú siombolach é an chead lá seo de RITH 2012 dén ceangal atá idir an Ghaeltacht agus na pobail úra Gaeilge atá ag blathú ar fud na tíre.Tá chuile eolas faoin cúrsa, na dreamanna a bhéas ag déanamh sealaíocht agus na hamanna measta don lá le fáil ar http://www.rith.ie/Default.aspx?treeid=274§ion=1#base * In foinse na seachtaine seo, tá agallaimh eisiacha againn le hUachtarán na hÉireann agus leis an Taoiseach, chomh maith le hailt ó Breakfast with Hector on RTÉ 2FM, Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge agus a lán eile. Bí cinnte é a fháil sna siopaí inniu, saor in aisce leis an Irish Independent.In this week’s Foinse, we have exclusive interviews with the President of Ireland and the Taoiseach, plus articles from Hector, Comhdháil Náisiúnta na Gaeilge and plenty more. Make sure to get it in the shops today, free with the Irish Independent. DDTV VIDEO: RITH 2012 AG TOSNÚ AMÁRACH I NGAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: RITH 2012 AG TOSNÚ AMÁRACH I NGAOTH DOBHAIR
GAA: Killybegs and Kilcar are two clubs with a decorated history in the Donegal SFC and the pair clash in what should be a cracking game this weekend. In the late 80’s and early 90’s both clubs dominated the club championship scene and faced each other in TWO finals. Killybegs won FIVE titles between 1988 and 1996, while Kilcar won TWO titles in 1989 and 1993.It’s now been 22 years since Kilcar last lifted the Dr Maguire and 19 years since the fishermen brought the famous cup into the port in Killybegs.However, there is now a feeling across the county that Kilcar have a genuine opportunity to finally bridge that gap.With the calibre of players at their disposal it’s easy to see why many bookmakers have made them favourites to win the Donegal SFC. Patrick McBrearty, Ryan McHugh, Mark McHugh, Eoin McHugh and Ciaran McGinley are all on the Donegal panel.With Michael Hegarty still pulling the strings and Stephen McBrearty and Mark Sweeney assisting him they have quality all over the pitch.They earned a comfortable win over Naomh Muire in their group opener and are hotly tipped to defeat their local rivals this weekend.Killybegs have been badly hit by emigration and have been without the services of quality duo Paul McGinley and Shane ‘Baker’ Boyle for the last couple of years.While former Donegal player Jason Noctor is in the USA playing GAA for the summer and will also miss this weekend’s clash.However, despite the fact they’ve been hit by emigration it was only TWO years ago Killybegs reached the Donegal SFC final. They were heavily beaten on the day by a rampant Glenswilly side but they also reached the Donegal SFC final in 2010 and have a superb championship pedigree.With local pride on the line this weekend Killybegs won’t be found wanting and they’ll make it very difficult for Kilcar.However, with the quality of Patrick McBrearty inside Kilcar should have a little too much firepower for Killybegs.Verdict: Kilcar OLD RIVALS CLASH AS KILLYBEGS FACE KILCAR IN DONEGAL SFC was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:newsSport
Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000 kilometres long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. From game fish in two oceans to trout in mountain streams, there is something to challenge and entertain everyone.Many of South Africa’s prime fishing spots offer not only good fishing, but also include some of the most beautiful places in a country blessed by Mother Nature.Blessed with a coastline almost 3 000 kilometres long, and numerous dams, lakes, rivers and streams, South Africa has plenty to offer the fishing enthusiast. From game fish in two oceans to trout in mountain streams, there is something to challenge and entertain everyone.Many of South Africa’s prime fishing spots offer not only good fishing, but also include some of the most beautiful places in a country blessed by Mother Nature.Deep sea chartersDeep sea charters are available from ports along the coastline, which is shared by both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, as well as the cold Benguela and warm Agulhas currents, bringing with them a wide variety of species.Almost 15 percent of all known coastal marine species are found on the South African coast.Big fish that one will encounter at sea include barracuda, sailfish and tuna. Take note that permits are required for ocean fishing.Mountains and damsThe gentle art of fly fishing is popular in South Africa, with three areas especially recognised for their bountiful offerings: the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Mpumulanga province, and the Eastern Cape. All three regions boast sizeable mountain ranges; it is in their mountain streams that trout flourish.Some of these areas can be accessed only with 4×4 vehicles. The up-side of this is that they retain their natural beauty, being somewhat isolated.For those that find fishing in rivers or off river banks too difficult, there are plenty of well-stocked dams to offer an enjoyable challenge.Both brown and rainbow trout are to be found, though seldom together.The South African trout season starts in September and finishes at the end of May. The best times for fly-fishing are in September and October, and then in April and May. However, many of the country’s dams and lakes have no closed season.Bass and carpFor some, bass fishing is the way to go. The bass is an intelligent and thus challenging fish, while being hardy too. This makes it a very adaptable fish, to be found far and wide, and partial to a wide variety of bait.Carp fishing also has its supporters. 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As I was putting some jelly on bread the other day, I got to thinking about how we get our food.Industrial farms use petroleum-based fertilizer, harvest their crops with huge machinery or, often, by exploiting migrant workers, process and store the food in refrigerated containers, ship it across the country to distribution centers, then truck it to stores to which we drive our cars (sometimes many miles) to buy this “fresh” food.Even if what we are buying would naturally grow in our local environment, usually it is produced somewhere else and shipped to us. In most places, fresh, local food is hard to find except at local farmers’ markets. When in season, the fruits and vegetables we buy there actually taste like they are supposed to. But we continue to buy them when they are out of season and usually bear only a vague resemblance to the in-season product. (I am not a big tomato eater, but I certainly wouldn’t bother with those pale red balls available in the winter. I definitely avoid overpaying for tasteless berries in the off season, even though I miss them.)When the fresh stuff is not in season, we should be eating more of the naturally “processed” foods—jellies, nut butters, canned tomatoes, beans, etc., instead of paying too much for bad imitations that have been shipped half-way around the world to our supermarkets. Hopefully, these foods will someday be grown locally in large enough quantity so we can all taste them when they are perfectly fresh, then eat them out of jars and cans in the off season (or just remember how they tasted until they reappear next year).We want the real thing, but we just can’t get it, so we settle for a pale imitation of the fruit we remember. How does this relate to buildings, and in particular, building greenThink back to how shelters were built in generations past—passive solar cave dwellings in the southwestern United States that stayed cool in the blistering sun and warm over cold nights, for example, and southern bungalows with wide porches to provide shade from the summer sun, open hallways for ventilation, and high ceilings to keep the living areas cooler.Examples of appropriate regional architecture can be found everywhere, but building professionals have ignored them for years, instead re-creating English castles in the bayou, Mediterranean villas in the north, Cape Cods in the Pacific Northwest, and the list goes on.We build homes with flat roofs and no overhangs where there are torrential rains, practically guaranteeing building failure. We take home designs out of their natural environment, ship them (theoretically) across the country to another climate and, poof, they start underperforming, just like the out-of-season fruit shipped across the country. Think of these incorrectly located buildings like out-of-season strawberries—they are pale imitations of the buildings they should be.We need to get back to the basics by working to keep both our food and our buildings in their natural environments. We will be happier and healthier as a result.
Eight vehicles, which were part of NCP MP Supriya Sule’s convoy, were fined after being found parked in a no-parking area in Solapur city, the police said on Sunday.Ms. Sule on Tuesday evening participated in an event, ‘Sanvad Taishi’, a mass outreach campaign, ahead of the Assembly polls, at the Indian Medical Association’s hall at Dufferin Chowk in Solapur.As the programme started, there was a traffic jam in the area following which the police asked the event organisers to remove some vehicles parked in the no-parking area outside the premises, a traffic police official said. However, despite repeated warnings, the vehicles were not removed.Subsequently, eight vehicles, including some SUVs, which were part of Ms. Sule’s convoy, were fined under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act.These included a four-wheeler registered in the NCP’s name and another vehicle in which Ms. Sule, the Lok Sabha member from Baramati (Pune district), arrived for the event, he said. “We are not sure if any of the vehicles belonged to the MP,” the official said.However, some members of the NCP’s youth wing claimed there was no other place in the area to park the vehicles and alleged the action was taken “deliberately” by the police.Ms. Sule on Friday launched her ‘Sanvad’ (dialogue) campaign to reach out to the public ahead of the Assembly elections. In the first phase, Ms. Sule, who is the daughter of NCP chief and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, will cover Ahmednagar, Solapur, Jalgon, Nashik, Thane and Navi Mumbai, a party leader said.